Radiating The Cascading Fragrance of Your Delight. With Love to Chitrangada Sharan

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In my simplicity, sweetness grows, o ego-thief,

I am satisfied to look at the starlit heavens;

To fly to the moon and bring it down.

O crimson-crescent lover, come play with me,

Here in my sand-castle of Mary’s little lamb.

Free me from possessions; my mundane gains.

Come! Take these transient things from me.

How I love the playful beauty of carousel lights;

Of children flying their murmuring kites!

Blend into my Heart, sweet Silence, O indigo sky!

I beg the freedom of the phoenix; to take wings,

Soaring into the unknown realms of celestial excellence,

Dancing with the smile of Thy grandeur;

Radiating the cascading fragrance of Your Delight.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, Copyrighted, 12th August, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light~

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MizBejabbers 3 months ago

You excel in beauty, my dear Manatita. The birds behind Rumi are just beautiful also.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Ha ha. You too, Miz, you too. Birds are my favourite and that of the esoteric too. They represent the sweet freedom of the Soul. Gratitude.


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Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very beautiful poetry picturising the wonders of celestial excellence. It is a lovely and worthy dedication to our Chitrangada.


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois

Ah, how very beautiful. The video is mesmerizing, the calming affect is wonderful.Hugs...


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Venkkatachari M, my Friend. Hope you have a great weekend! Much Love to you and family. Hari Om Tat Sat

Hugs to Ruby, I've read some charming ones from you recently, I believe. Hope that all's good. Stay blessed!


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 months ago from New Delhi, India

I am speechless and truly honoured to find space in your thoughts! You are an amazing human being and I have said it so many times and want to say it again. I hold you in high esteem not only because you are a great poet but I really believe that you are a spiritual person and draw your inspiration from 'The Supreme '.

Thanks for this beautiful poem , Your pictures and video! Everything about this hub is just fabulous!

May God Bless You and give you more power for the good of humanity!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Ah! My Sweet Chitrangada. You came. What a beautiful sentiment you expressed! You've brought God into the picture. So meaningful to me! Of course, it is to the God or Love in you that I appeal; it is from the Source within that this lustre comes.

So happy you like this, and yes, I do make an effort also with the pics and videos. God bless you too. The Absolute Brahman is our eternal Friend. Jai Lord! Jai Prabhu!


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Ericdierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

It sure is nice to read such a wonderful peaceful piece. Light and looking toward heaven. Somehow a ray of light can carry me away from my earthly binds.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Good morning, my Brother. California, is it? It is 1535 hrs here. I will probably read this one tonight at Poetry Cafe. As ever, thank you so much for your loving support. God's joy to the family.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Grace... sweet grace! What a lovely piece of Beauty and Light. Truly an admirable poem. So much positivity and warmth. Kudos!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

You've been busy, my Sweet Japanese melody. Awesome! Sweet Gratitude.


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AliciaC 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your poems always contain interesting and beautiful imagery, Manatita. I love the thought of the "freedom of the phoenix".


manatita 3 months ago

Yes, as you know, it's an immortal bird. Thank you so much, my Dear Alicia.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A lovely poetic piece just right for wonderful Chitrangada.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thanks again. This one can easily have simplicity as its theme. Yes, she liked it a lot. Much Gratitude, Gypsy.


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Frank Atanacio 3 months ago from Shelton

good poetry my friend..:)


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Frank. Appreciated.


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MsDora 3 months ago from The Caribbean

"Fly to the moon and bring it down." I think you write the most surprising imagery. All great!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Ha ha. I try, my sweet, I try ... Much Love.


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I believe that if we never grown up, our childlike ways will only make our lives happier.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, ever the child again. The Heart ... the Heart ... the child-like Heart. So necessary in this modern world! Deb, as always, you are so kind to me. Higher blessings.

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